Saturday, November 26, 2016
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The Rice Owls take on the Stanford Cardinal on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at Stanford Stadium. The opening line for this game has Stanford as 33 point favorites. This season the Owls are 5-5-1 against the spread and their over/under record is 6-5-0. The Cardinal have an over/under record of 4-7-0 and they are 7-4-0 against the spread.
Jackson Tyner finished with 196 yards through the air for Rice last week. He completed 18 passes out of 25 attempts for a 72% completion percentage. The Owls were led in rushing by Jawon Davis, who finished with 84 yards on 11 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 8 yards per carry. Cameron Decell was the team leader in receiving with a total of 53 yards and 4 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 13 yards per reception. As a team in that game Rice got a total of 27 first downs. Of those first downs, 15 came on the ground while 10 came through the air. They ran 72 total plays for 482 yards for the game. The Owls ran for 236 yards on 44 attempts.
Keller Chryst finished with 60 yards passing for Stanford last week. He went 10 for 17, resulting in a 59% completion percentage. The Cardinal were led on the ground by Christian McCaffrey, who finished with 199 yards on 32 carries. He ended the game with an average of 6 yards per rush. Trenton Irwin led the team in receiving with 31 yards and 2 catches. He finished the game with an average of 16 yards per reception. Stanford had 20 first downs total. 15 came from running the ball and 4 came from a pass. They ran 75 total plays for 425 yards for the contest. The Cardinal ran for 365 yards on 58 carries as a team.
Rice scores 26 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 83rd in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 20.5 passes on 33 attempts for a 62 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 223.2 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 75th in college football. The Owls run for an average of 170.1 yards per game on 40.2 attempts for an average of 4.2 yards per carry. That ranks them 70th in the nation. They also run 73.2 plays per contest and average 5.4 yards per play for an average of 393.3 yards per game, ranking their offense 79th overall this season. The Owls average 21.7 first downs per game which ranks them 54th in the country. They accumulate 48.3 penalty yards per game via 5.8 penalties, which ranks 89th in the nation.
Rice allows 299.2 passing yards per game, ranking 123rd in D-1, and they allow 37 points per contest on defense, which ranks 115th. They give up 18.4 completions on 29.1 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 63.1. The Owls allow 202.6 rushing yards per game on 39.5 carries for an average of 5.1 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 92nd in the country. Rice allows 501.8 total yards per game including 7.3 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 123rd in terms of yards per game. They force 1.1 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 7.5 penalties for 67.6 yards per game, ranking them 117th among D-1 teams.
Stanford averages 25.1 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 94th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 14.5 passes per game on 24.5 attempts for a 58.9 percent completion percentage. They throw for 158.9 yards through the air per game, ranking them 115th in Division 1. The Cardinal run for an average of 200.6 yards per game on 39.5 attempts for an average of 5.1 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 43rd on the ground. They also run 64.1 plays per game and average 5.6 yards per play for a total of 359.5 yards per game, ranking them 107th in the country on offense. The Cardinal get an average of 18.2 first downs per game, which ranks 110th in the nation. They average 51.2 penalty yards per game via 5.9 penalties, ranking them 80th in college football.
Stanford allows an average of 227.5 passing yards per game, which ranks 65th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 20.5 points per contest, which has them ranked 20th in the nation. They give up 18.3 completions on 31.8 attempts for a completion percentage of 57.4 per game. The Cardinal allow 144.8 rushing yards per contest on 34.6 carries for a 4.2 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 40th in the country. Stanford allows 372.4 total yards per game for an average of 5.6 yards per play, which ranks 40th in D-1. They force 1.5 turnovers per contest and 6.8 penalties for 61.1 yards in each contest, ranking 100th in the nation.
Rice Betting Trends
Rice is 6-5-0 against the over/under this season
Rice has an ATS record of 5-5-1 this season
Stanford Betting Trends
Stanford is 4-7-0 against the over/under this season
Stanford has an ATS record of 7-4-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
11/20/16 LB DJ Green Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Stanford
11/20/16 CB J.T. Blasingame Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Stanford
11/20/16 WR Lance Wright Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Stanford
11/20/16 WR Parker Smith Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Stanford
11/20/16 RB Samuel Stewart Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Stanford
11/20/16 QB Tyler Stehling Knee "?" Saturday vs. Stanford
11/08/16 DT Carl Thompson Shoulder out for season
09/07/16 OL Connor Patterson Leg out for season
08/30/16 CB Justin Bickham Knee out for season
11/20/16 OT Casey Tucker Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Rice
11/20/16 WR Francis Owusu Undisclosed "?" Saturday vs. Rice
10/26/16 CB Alijah Holder Shoulder out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Stanford -33
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